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Oklahoma City Bombing Occurred 23 Years Ago Today

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

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“Downtown Oklahoma City” by Gerson Repreza via Unsplash.com, November 5th, 2017, CCO

Twenty three years ago today, Oklahoma experienced one of the worst terrorists attacks to ever occur on U.S. soil.  A little after 9:00 a.m., a truck exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building located in the downtown of Oklahoma City.  168 lost their lives that day and many more were injured.

Domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were responsible for the attack.  They were both arrested, tried, and sentenced for the crime.  Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison and is serving his term in a Colorado penitentiary.  McVeigh was sentenced to death and was executed in 2011.

Today is National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day and there are a number of events happening at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum today and throughout the month.

Oklahoma is part of our region which is why we wanted to share this day in history and offer our support to their community.  Please join us in a moment of silence after you finish reading this blog post.

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